Cases argued and decided in the Supreme Court of Texas, during the latter part of the Tyler term, 1874, and the first part of the Galveston term, 1875. Volume 42. Page: 324
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324 STEPHENSON V. MIFADDIN. [Term of
Statement of the case.
"beth Tevis, daughter of Noah Tevis, deceased, my negro
Item 4th. I give and devise to my daughter, Polly Ste"phenson,
my mare and buggy, also my feather bed, and the
'" bedding belonging to the same, also my tin safe.
" Item 5th. I give and bequeath to the heirs of W. B. Tevis
c and R. J. Tevis the sum of five hundred dollars, to be divided
" equally between them, which sum is to be paid to the gualrdian
of the heirs of R. J. Tevis and W. B. Tevis, by my execu"
tors within six months after my death, and sooner if practi
" Item 6th. It is my will and wish that the remainder of my
"property, personal and real, be so divided as to give to my
son, J. W. Tevis, and my daughter, Polly Stephenson, an
amount equal in value to the negroes bequeathed in item 2d
and 3d of this will, counting as a part of her portion the prop'
erty bequeathed in item 4th of this will to Polly Stephenson,
and property that may remain after all my said children, A.
"J. Tevis, Geo. W. Tevis, Polly Stephenson and the daugh"
ter of Noah Tevis, deceased, have received equal shares,
" should any remain shall again be divided equally between
" A. J. Tevis, G. W. Tevis, Polly Stephenson and the daugh
ter of Noah Tevis, to wit, Elizabeth Tevis.
" Item 7th. It is my will, further, that the bequests in items
" 2d, 3d, and 5th of this will remain unchanged, and to be in no
" wise affected by the division and distribution of the remain"
der of my estate, as herein provided.
" Item 8th. I hereby constitute, make, and appoint Joseph
"H ebert and Gilbert Stephenson executors of this my last will
" Item 9th. It is my further will that no action be had in
law on this my last will and testament, than the probating of
" the same, and the rendering of an inventory of my estate."
By a codicil it was stated that by " Polly" was meant
"Mary" Stephenson, the wife of Gilbert Stephenson.
Both executors qualified and gave bond in the sum of twen
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Texas. Supreme Court. Cases argued and decided in the Supreme Court of Texas, during the latter part of the Tyler term, 1874, and the first part of the Galveston term, 1875. Volume 42., book, 1881; St. Louis, Mo.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28531/m1/332/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .